Workplace Injury Lawyers Perth – Work Injury Claim, WorkCover Claim & Workers Compensation Claim
If you have been injured at work, it may leave you with large medical expenses and a reduced capacity to work, if at all. In Western Australia, there workers compensation laws administered by WorkCover WA in place to protect the interests of injured workers to ensure you are able to pay bills, recover wages, and recover other workplace injury related compensation. Although there workers compensation laws in place to protect injured workers, many employers and insurers still fail to offer necessary or appropriate WorkCover WA workers compensation benefits. If you or your loved one was injured at the workplace and made a workers comp claim or common law claim, call Foyle Legal for your obligation free WorkCover claim and Common Law claim assessment.
NO WIN NO FEE means you do not have to pay our legal fee until we conclude your claim or you receive an award.
We are Specialists in Workers Compensation Claims!
We are experts in WA Workers Compensation Claims and Workers Compensation Common Law Claims. Foyle Legal represents clients in WorkCover Western Australia and the District Court of Western Australia. If you have made a work compensation claim or have a WorkCover claim dispute, please contact Workplace Injury Lawyers at Foyle Legal for an obligation free claim assessment. We offer a No Win No Fee solution for injury at work compensation, and we will help you to get the best workers compensation settlement for your work injury claim.
We Help to Protect Workers’ Interests!
Please note that the law is that injured workers may even be entitled to a compensation payout if the worker had a medical condition before their work injury and suffered a recurrence, aggravation, or acceleration of that pre-existing condition where the employment was a contributing factor to a significant degree. It is important to speak with an experienced workers compensation lawyer to understand your rights before making a decision.
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Workers Compensation WA WorkCover Claim
What is Workers Compensation?
Workers compensation claims in Western Australia are made within a no fault system of compensation for injured workers and in most situations you will be entitled to compensation for workers comp even if the workplace injury was your own fault. If your employer does not accept your claim for workers compensation, or if you have a WorkCover WA dispute, we can assist you, and if necessary commence proceedings and provide representation at WorkCover for a determination of liability in respect of weekly payments of compensation and the payment of medical costs.
How to Claim Workers Compensation?
A workers compensation claim is ordinarily made by completing a Workers Compensation Claim Form and First Certificate of Capacity and giving those forms to the employer. Please note that there are time limitations that apply. If you are unsure about how to make a claim Foyle Legal can help.
Western Australia’s workers compensation laws are subject to frequent change and this area has a lot of law governing it compared to other personal injury claims. As experienced workplace injury lawyers in Perth, WA, Foyle Legal can also assist you with the management and settlement of your claim regardless of whether it is accepted or not.
If you are unsure about how to complete the Workers Compensation Claim Form. Foyle Legal prepared this step by step video on how to complete workers compensation claim form.
Has Foyle Legal acted in a claim involving my workers’ compensation insurer?
We have represented WA injured workers and helped them to reach successful workers compensation settlements with most approved WorkCover WA insurers. This includes (but not limited) to: Allianz, Catholic Church Insurance, GIO, CGU, QBE, Wesfarmers Insurance, WFI, Zurich Insurance, and Insurance Commission of Western Australia (RiskCover).
Foyle Legal has developed a useful WA workers compensation FAQ page to assist you to understand what is involved. If you are a visual person please check out Foyle Legal Workers Compensation WA Youtube Channel. There are several videos that could help you to understand your workers compensation claim in Western Australia.
Workers Compensation Payment Amounts
What does Workers Compensation Cover?
If you have an accepted workers compensation claim you may be entitled to the following payments should they be necessary up to a maximum prescribed amount set by legislation:
- Weekly payments of compensation for any periods of incapacity for work;
- Reasonable medical, hospital pharmaceutical and other treatment expenses;
- Vocational rehabilitation to assist you in returning to your job;
- Travel expenses associated with medical treatment; and
- Should the work injury result in a permanent impairment of a body part or function then there will be an entitlement to a payment for that impairment.
WorkCover usually reviews the amount that workers are entitled to annually. The most recent workers compensation payout can be found on the WorkCover WA website.
Please note that depending on the circumstances of your work injury claims, additional amounts for medical expenses and weekly payments may be payable though the circumstances are very limited and you will require appropriate evidence.
If your weekly payments of compensation are coming to an end contact us so that we can advise you.
You may choose to “redeem” your right to compensation at any time for a final lump sum payment, following which settle your claim and you will have no further entitlement to compensation. Settlement of a claim can only occur when you, your employer and your employer’s insurer agree on the amount of money to be paid. Most claims are concluded in this manner.
How do we Maximise Workers Compensation Payout for you?
The Director of Foyle Legal is one of only a few workplace injury compensation lawyers in Perth who has practiced as a claimant and defendant lawyer in personal injury cases. This gives Foyle Legal a unique insight into what the other party is doing which Foyle Legal can use to help you with your case. If you think you have a claim, or require further assistance with your workers compensation claim or any other personal injury claim, why not contact us at 0408 727 343, alternatively submit an obligation free enquiry.
Workers Compensation Common Law Claims
What is Common Law Claim?
If your workplace injury caused at least 15% of permanent whole of person impairment, you maybe entitled to a common law claim. In a typical common law claim, injured workers take their employer to court, and claim common law damages against the negligent employer. Making a decision to pursue common law damages is a very important decision and you should obtain legal advice prior to making the decision. More information concerning this is available on the WorkCover web site.
How to claim Common Law?
The Workers Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981 prescribes time limits in which you must undergo medical review by an approved medical specialist, time limits within which you may elect to commence common law proceedings against your employer, and limits concerning the time you have to commence legal proceedings.
The first notice that many workers will receive regarding their workers compensation claim is a Form 36 Notice to Worker About Termination date for election. By the date stated on this notice the injured worker must be reviewed by an approved medical practitioner. Foyle Legal help our client at every step of the way to ensure the successful settlement of our workers compensation common claims.
Legal proceedings against third parties?
If a company other than your employer or an employee of a company other than your employer was responsible your workplace injury in the course of your work then you will be able to commence Public Liability proceedings against that that third party company without having to comply with the workers compensation requirements we have set out above.
In the event that an injury at work occurs in a not at fault Motor Vehicle Accident it will often be advantageous for the injured worker to commence proceedings regarding that motor vehicle accident.
The manner in which workers compensation law interfaces with the law of negligence is complicated and Foyle Legal can help to guide you through the process.
The benefits under the law of workers compensation are limited and often not enough for a person who is totally and permanently disabled (TPD) to live in the longer term. Foyle Legal also specialises in Total and Permanent Disability claims and can provide expert advice as to whether this is a possibility.
No Win No Fee Workers Compensation lawyers & Workers Compensation Claims FAQ
Perth No Win No Fee Lawyers
At Foyle Legal we offer a no obligation free consultation for work injury compensation claims and we offer no win no fee* solution. This means that if injured worker only pay our legal cost if we win for you. You do not have to pay us but if you lose your injury claim case then you may have to pay the other party’s (i.e. employer’s) legal costs. It is very rare that a worker has to pay their employer’s costs in the no fault WorkCover system, however in the workers compensation common law system it is more likely that you will have to pay your employer’s costs if you are unsuccessful.
Workers Compensation Claims FAQ
Foyle Legal Provides Legal Services to all of WA
What suburbs in Perth does Foyle Legal provide legal representation to?
Foyle Legal provides legal presentation to clients all over Perth. It includes but not limited to north of river, south of the river, Perth city areas, eastern suburbs, western suburbs and Fremantle areas.
North of the river – Northern Suburbs
Ballajura – Bassendean – Bayswater – Beechboro – Carine – Carramar – Clarkson – Connolly – Currambine – Dianella – Doubleview – Duncraig – Eden Hill – Edgewater – Embleton – Glendalough- Greenwood – Gwelup – Heathridge – Hillarys – Inglewood – Innaloo – Joondalup – Kallaroo – Karrinyup – Kingsley – Landsdale – Maida Vale – Malaga – Marangaroo – Mindarie – Mindarie Keys- Morley – Mullaloo – Munster – North Beach – Osborne Park – Padbury – Scarborough – Shenton Park – Sorrento – Trigg – Tuart Hill – Wanneroo – Warwick – Waterman – Wembley Downs – Woodlands – Woodvale – Yanchep
South of the River – Southern Suburbs
Alfred Cove – Applecross – Ardross – Attadale – Bateman – Beaconsfield – Beeliar – Bentley – Bibra Lake – Bicton – Booragoon – Bullcreek – Canning Bridge – Canning Vale – Cannington – Casuarina- Cockburn – Como – Coogee – East Victoria Park – Forrestdale – Gosnells – Jandakot – Karawara – Kelmscott – Kwinana – Melville – Mount Pleasant – Palmyra – Shelley – Spearwood – Success – Wattle Grove – Welshpool – Willetton – Wilson – Winthrop
Perth Inner City
Burswood – CBD/Northbridge – East Perth – Highgate – Leederville – Maylands – Mount Hawthorn- Mount Lawley – North Perth – South Perth – Subiaco – Victoria Park – West Leederville – West Perth – CBD – Kings Park – Northbridge – Perth
Ascot – Belmont – Carlisle – Kewdale – Newburn – Redcliffe – Rivervale
Churchlands – City Beach – Claremont – Cottesloe – Crawley – Daglish – Dalkeith – Floreat – Mosman Park – Mount Claremont – Nedlands – Swanbourne – Wembley
East Fremantle – Fremantle – Hamilton Hill – North Fremantle – O’Connor – South Fremantle
Does Foyle Legal provide Legal presentation to surrounding areas of Perth?
Yes, Foyle Legal extends legal presentation to surrounding areas of Perth. This include but limited to Avon Valley, North Coast & Valleys, Peel areas, Perth Hills, Rottnest Island, and Swan Valley.
Avon Valley – New Norcia – Northam – Other Avon Valley Areas – Toodyay – York – Clackline – Wooroloo
North Coast & Valleys
Bindoon – Chittering – Gingin – Guilderton – Lancelin – Ledge Point – Lower Chittering – Moore River – Neeragabby – Upper Chittering – Wanerie – Woodridge
Mandurah – Peel Coast – Peel Inland – Baldivis – Barragup – Boddington – Dawesville – Dwellingup- Falcon – Greenfields – Halls Head – Karnup – Mandurah – Mandurah East – Meadow Springs – Pinjarra – Port Kennedy – Quindanning – Ravenswood – Rockingham – Rockingham Beach – Safety Bay – Secret Harbour – Serpentine – Shoalwater – South Yunderup – Wannanup – Waroona- West Pinjarra
Armadale Area – Bickley – Carmel Wine Region – Kalamunda Area – Mundaring Area – Other Perth Hills Areas – Serpentine – Jarrahdale Area – Armadale – Bedfordale – Bickley – Byford – Carmel – Chidlow – Darling Downs – Darlington – Forrestfield – Gidgegannup – Glen Forrest – Gooseberry Hill – Greenmount – High Wycombe – Hovea – Jarrahdale – Kalamunda – Karragullen – Lesmurdie – Mount Helena – Mundaring – Mundijong – Orange Grove – Parkerville – Paulls Valley – Pickering Brook – Roleystone – Stoneville – Wungong
Baskerville – Belhus – Bellevue – Brigadoon – Bullsbrook – Caversham – Ellenbrook – Guildford – Hazelmere – Henley Brook – Herne Hill – Middle Swan – Midland – Midvale – Millendon – South Guildford – Swan Valley – The Vines – Upper Swan – Viveash – West Midland – West Swan – Whiteman
Does Foyle Legal provide legal service to clients in Regional WA?
Yes, we service all of WA, including remote or regional areas of Western Australia.
Caiguna – Cocklebiddy – Madura – Mundrabilla – Esperance – Woody Island – Goldfields – Balladonia – Boulder – Broad Arrow – Coolgardie – Cue – Gwalia – Kalgoorlie – Kalgoorlie-Boulder – Kambalda – Kookynie – Laverton – Leonora – Menzies – Murchison – Norseman – Warburton – Hopetoun – Munglinup – Ravensthorpe – Wheatbelt – Bolgart – Broomehill – Caballing – Corrigin – Gnowangerup – Holleton – Hyden – Kulin – Lake Grace – Lake Yealering – Merredin – Mullewa – Narembeen – Narrogin – Nungarin – Wagin – Wandering – Watheroo – Williams – Coral Coast – Cervantes to Dongara – Badgingarra – Cervantes – Dongara – Eneabba – Green Head – Jurien – Leeman – Mingenew – Port Denison – Coral Bay – Exmouth – Ningaloo Reef – Abrolhos Islands – Carnamah – Geraldton – Greenough – Northampton – Kalbarri – Port Gregory – Carnarvon – Denham – Monkey Mia – Shark Bay – North West – The Kimberley – Broome Peninsula – Broome – Cable Beach – Roebuck – Dampier Peninsula – East Kimberley – Halls Creek – Kununurra – Lake Argyle – Warmun – Wyndham – West Kimberley – Derby – Fitzroy Crossing – The Pilbara – Karijini -Pilbara Coast – Dampier – Karratha – Onslow – Point Samson – Port Hedland – Roebourne – South Hedland – Thevenard Island – Wickham – Pilbara Outback – Marble Bar – Newman – Pilbara – South West – Blackwood River Valley – Balingup Area – Balingup – Mullalyup – Boyup Brook Area – Boyup Brook – Bridgetown / Greenbushes Area – Bridgetown – Greenbushes – Nannup Area – Jalbarragup – Nannup – Geographe / Bunbury – Bunbury Area – Australind – Bunbury – Eaton – Collie River Valley Area – Collie River Valley – Donnybrook / Capel – Capel – Donnybrook – Glen Mervyn – Kirup – Peppermint Grove Beach – Ferguson Valley Area – Dardanup – Ferguson Valley – Wellington Mill – Wellington Mills via Dardanup – Harvey Area – Binningup – Cookernup – Harvey – Myalup – Preston Beach – Yarloop – Great Southern – Albany Coast – Albany – Big Grove – Bornholm – Emu Point – Little Grove – Middleton Beach – Redmond – Robinson – Bremer Bay Coast – Bremer Bay – Denmark Coast – Bow Bridge – Denmark – Golden Hill – Hazelvale – Kentdale – Nornalup – Frankland River – Frankland – Kojonup – Mount Barker / Porongurup – Amelup – Cranbrook – East Porongurup – Kendenup – Manypeaks – Mount Barker – Narrikup – Porongurup – Margaret River – Busselton/Vasse – Broadwater – Busselton – Geographe – Vasse – Dunsborough/Yallingup – Bunker Bay – Cape Naturaliste – Carbunup – Carbunup River – Dunsborough – Eagle Bay – Marybrook – Naturaliste – Quedjinup – Quindalup – Yallingup – Margaret River Central – Forest Grove – Forest Grove via Margaret River – Gnarabup – Gnarabup Beach – Karridale – Margaret Region – Margaret River – Prevelly Park – Rosa Glen – Margaret River North – Chapman Hill – Cowaramup – Gracetown – Metricup – Wilyabrup – Witchcliffe – Yelverton – Margaret River South – Augusta – Kudardup – Southern Forests – Manjimup Area – Donnelly River – Manjimup – Nyamup – Quinninup – Northcliffe Area – Pemberton Area – Pemberton – West Pemberton – Walpole Area – North Walpole – Walpole